BREAKING NEWS: Katz, de Blasio Oust 8 Library Board Members

BY STEVEN J. FERRARI Editor-in-Chief The months-long stand-off between elected officials and the Queens Public Library system received a new twist on Wednesday, as a library spokeswoman announced that several members of the library’s Board of Trustees had received notices, removing them from their posts. Queens Borough President Melinda Katz released a statement late Wednesday […]

Assembly Passes Library Reform

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A bill to reform the Queens Library is one step closer to becoming law. Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry (D-Corona)’s bill to introduce more oversight to the Queens Library was met with unanimous approval in the State Assembly on June 10. The legislation now moves to the State Senate, where it is […]

Legislators Look To Restructure Library

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Two bills have been introduced into the State Legislature to deal with the recent problems concerning the Queens Library. State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) and Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry (D-Corona) are sponsoring a bill in their respective chambers that would restructure aspects of the Queens Library, to make sure it cannot […]

Library Takeover At Hunter’s Point

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Although construction of the Hunter’s Point Community Library was delayed earlier this year, book lovers will have an opportunity to start their summer reading at Gantry Plaza. Last week, Queens Library and Friends of Hunter’s Point Library announced a series of special library services that will bring books and reading […]

Queens Library, Comptroller Continue To Clash

Queens Library, Comptroller Continue To Clash

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer On the evening of May 8, the Queens Library board of trustees voted to reject a resolution that would require the nonprofit to fully comply with an audit by City Comptroller Scott Stringer, further fueling tensions between the two. According to reports, members of the 19-person board failed to pass […]

No Money Until Galante’s Gone

To the Editor: Three cheers for the two opinions, “What is considered American?” and especially “Workers Deserve Fairness.” As to Queens Library Needs Support  (In Our Opinion),  I take umbrage at the third paragraph:  “Regardless of the troubles the Queens Library has faced in recent weeks….”. I will not make any more contributions until the present […]

BP Katz Looks Back On First 100 Days

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer It has been a very eventful first four months for Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. The Borough President has gotten involved with several issues that have come up during her first 100 days as Queens BP. Among the issues in the Borough she has found include reviving the New York […]

Galante Avoids Indefinite Leave Of Absence

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Despite protests from elected officials, Queens Library head Thomas Galante will continue to serve the organization. The Queens Library Board of Trustees had a split, 9-9 vote during their meeting Thursday night. The tie meant that the body did not reach the majority vote needed, throwing out the option of […]